Â Tom and Roslyn Krook established a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Dunn County in honor of their son Thomas, who loved swimming. Thomas would have been a 2005 graduate of Menomonie High School, but his life was cut short at the age of 17 as a result of an automobile accident.
Although Thomas was diagnosed as ADHD at a very early age and as a result experienced numerous challenges, he excelled at swimming.Â As a freshman he earned a high school letter for his efforts. In his junior year he was selected as an alternate to the State competition, and coaches and teammates felt certain that Thomas would earn the right to compete at State his senior year. Although his dream wasnâ€™t fulfilled, Thomasâ€™ family wanted to help someone else who shared the love of swimming fulfill their dreams.
Through this memorial scholarship, the Krook family honors Thomasâ€™ memory and keeps his name alive in the community where he spent his entire life. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Menomonie High School. Preference is given to students on the boys swim team, and who demonstrate scholastic ability and good citizenship.
Projected Number of Scholarships and Amounts: The annual award of the scholarship is one $500 scholarship.
Recommended Criteria of Eligibility:
- Applicant must be a senior at Menomonie High School
- Preference is strongly given to a member of the boys swim team
- Preference will be given to those students who demonstrate scholastic ability and good citizenship
- The scholarship is non-renewable
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